What to expect during your visit to Sheffield Park

A frosty winter morning at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

The garden is open daily between 10am - 5pm. To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Sheffield Park in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. To help make the most of your visit and understand the changes we have made, please find some useful information below.

Booking and arrivals

If you are visiting the gardens please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.  Book your Sheffield Park tickets here

Tickets are available every Friday for the week ahead.

When you book your visit, you will need to choose a 30 minute arrival time for the day you wish to visit. Please book one ticket per person, except for children under 5 who don't need a ticket. Members may book for free and non-members will need to pay. 

The time slot that you choose is for your arrival time only. Please ensure that you arrive and enter the garden within your 30 minute time slot. Once in the garden, you can stay as long as you like.

Please wear a face covering as you pass through our reception (when open) and have your membership card to hand for our staff to scan. 

Please note that Walk Wood is currently closed for visitor safety, wildlife conservation and path preservation. 

Staying safe

We have introduced a one-way entrance and exit to the garden. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you're here which explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

Facilities

Toilets

  • The toilets located near reception are open. This includes accessible toilets and baby changing.
  • Please wear face coverings when in the toilets (unless exempt).

Eating and drinking

In the garden The Shant is operating a takeaway service 10am - 4.30pm. Please check availability on arrival. We accept card payments only at the moment. The Coach House tea-room is currently closed. 

Following government advice we have removed the seating in The Shant but please do feel free to find a quiet bench or picnic spot within the gardens. 

Shopping

The shop is closed. 

Parkland

The wider parkland with walks running down to the River Ouse remains open dawn to dusk.

FAQS

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions below, if you require further information please email us at sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you again soon

Can I bring my dog?
During this pre-booking phase, we have relaxed our dog rules for the garden, and you may bring your dog in any time slot as long as they remain on a lead for the duration of the visit. Assistance dogs welcome across the whole property.

Do I need a ticket for the parkland?
You don't need a ticket to visit the wider estate or to use the car park. You only need a ticket for entry to the garden.

Can I bring a picnic?
You may bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden or wider estate, but we ask that you please take your rubbish home with you.

Are mobility buggies available?
Yes, we do have two double and two single mobility buggies available to borrow. Due to limited availability they must be booked in advance by calling 01825 790 231. 

Can I bring a bike?
We do not allow pedal bikes in the garden. Balance bikes and children's scooters are allowed except on very busy days when we may ask you to leave them behind.

Views across the parkland at Sheffield Park
Views across the Sheffield Park parkland in East Sussex
Views across the parkland at Sheffield Park
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Please book ahead before visiting

Please book your visit to Sheffield Park and Garden in advance, if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.
Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We release tickets every Friday for the week ahead.
We are in a national lockdown. We urge visitors to stick to the rules and stay local. Please check the website before travelling for the latest information.
The car park and parkland are open and do not need to be booked.
Walk Wood is currently closed for visitor safety, wildlife conservation and path preservation.